A weekly analysis of the Texans' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 7 | Last week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
A loss to the lowest-ranked team in the NFL will turn you into that team.
After 11 weeks at No. 32, the Jacksonville Jaguars were finally unseated ... by the team they beat on Sunday. Now the Texans hold that dubious distinction. Four of six voters ranked the Texans last. Ashley Fox ranked the Falcons last, moving the Texans to 30. Mike Sando kept the Jaguars in that spot and dropped the Texans to 31.
The rest of the Texans' schedule features three highly ranked teams and two lowly ranked ones. They'll play the No. 4 Patriots this weekend and also host the No. 3 Broncos in a few weeks. They still have three road trips against the No. 10 Indianapolis Colts, the No. 20 Tennessee Titans and the No. 31 Jaguars.